Revolution Diary - Claudiu Georgescu - Editura Letras
REVOLUTION DIARY – REMEMBER!
December 21 – 25, 1989
The Great Young Revolution of Romania for the overthrow of the Odious Ceausescu’s Communist Dictatorship
My name is Georgescu Claudiu, born in Bucharest on October 14, 1949,
by profession a Principal Designer at the Design Institute for Metallurgical Industry – IPROMET – Bucharest.
In the Atelier where I have been working for over 20 years,
I have gained a reputation for being joyful,
with a bitter humor towards this population of Romanians caught in a tight entanglement with the communist tyranny.
My only weapon against the despotism and oppression of the dictator,
in fact the only way of fighting in that current situation,
were only some jokes about Ceausescu and his messy clan.
This monstrous dictator had succeeded, after almost a quarter of a century of physical and moral shaming and constraints,
mainly directed against the spirituality of the Romanian nation,
to bring us in such a stage of wandering, ignorance and mistrust between us,
that, although the whole nation was against him,
and in the country there were small groups or individuals of resistance and sabotage, there was no question of a revolt of such magnitude as this spontaneous revolution was.(….)